Bryce Harper

DENVER | NL West-leading Rox win 8th straight to clinch playoff spot

DENVER — Charlie Blackmon‘s bushy beard dripped with bubbly, while Carlos Gonzalez cheerfully soaked up all the spray coming at him from every direction. Nolan Arenado posed for picture after picture as teammates got selfies with him. Think this party scene was wild, hold on. The Colorado Rockies are hoping to exchange those hats that … Continue reading DENVER | NL West-leading Rox win 8th straight to clinch playoff spot

WASHINGTON | Zimmerman hits 2-run HR in 9th, Nationals beat Phillies 8-7

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to an 8-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night. Juan Soto’s two-double against Seranthony Dominguez (1-4) set up Zimmerman. His drive landed just above the right-field wall and required … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Zimmerman hits 2-run HR in 9th, Nationals beat Phillies 8-7

WASHINGTON | Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals have traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. The third-place Nationals announced the moves Tuesday before beginning a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite a roster that boasts … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

WASHINGTON | Nationals’ Bryce Harper scratched with right knee soreness

WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals scratched outfielder Bryce Harper from Thursday’s lineup with right knee soreness. Atlanta reliever Dan Winkler hit Harper just below the right knee in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 8-3 victory on Wednesday. Washington manager Dave Martinez said X-rays on Harper were negative. “We thought he was going to be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Nationals’ Bryce Harper scratched with right knee soreness

WASHINGTON | Bryce Harper pulled after being hit in knee by pitch

WASHINGTON  — Nationals star Bryce Harper has been pulled from a game after being hit by a pitch in the right knee. Harper was struck in the sixth inning of Washington’s doubleheader nightcap against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night and was replaced defensively in the top of the seventh. Reds reliever Austin Brice hit … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Bryce Harper pulled after being hit in knee by pitch

WASHINGTON | Harper wins HR Derby over Schwarber in thrilling fashion

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper thrilled the home crowd and surely made his father proud, winning the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night with an exceptional display of power that carried him past Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18. Harper hit the contest-winning blast in extra time, the reward for hitting two homers at … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Harper wins HR Derby over Schwarber in thrilling fashion

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the All-Star Game (all times local): 10:28 p.m. Bryce Harper has won the Home Run Derby in his home ballpark, providing another memory to Nationals fans in what could be his final season in Washington. Harper gave an uppercut fist pump after matching Kyle Schwarber’s 18 homers in the championship … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

WASHINGTON  | Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game

WASHINGTON  — David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For J.D. Martinez, Nolan Arenado, Aaron Judge and every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and no telling where fans will see fielders. Especially in what’s become merely … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Baseball’s shifting culture set to play out in All-Star Game